Outdoor fun, play areas, adventure playgrounds, nature reserves, cycleways, country parks, aerial and high ropes courses, skateboarding, adventure trails, quad biking, country walks, mountain biking, parks, beaches, woodland trails, natural attractions, mazes, picnic spots in Liverpool & Wirral.
Go Ape is the UK’s No.1 Forest Adventure
Days out with us are about living life a little more adventurously, having fun with friends and family and getting in touch with your inner Tarzan (he’s in there, we promise!)
Delamere in Cheshire
The classic and original Go Ape Tree Top Adventure experience. We’ll brief you for safety before you fly down our zip-wires, leap off our Tarzan Swing and tackle our crossings whilst enjoying some of Britain’s most breathtaking scenery. Life’s so much more fun when you’re jumping off a tree-top platform into a cargo net.
And the adventure does not need to stop there. You can get off the beaten track and enjoy our latest forest adventure with Go Ape Forest Segway – an epic experience with a down to earth twist.
And Delamere Forest is also home to our Tree Top Junior Adventure for Tiny Tarzans. Release your little monkeys onto a Go Ape course designed for them. No one loves adventure more than kids!
Rivington, near Bolton in Lancashire
Enjoy a 200 Metre Long Zip Wire over the Edge of the Rivington Reservoir.
Voted Best Tourism Experience at Lancashire and Blackpool Tourism Awards 2011 and nominated in the Visit Manchester Awards 2012 for Small Visitor Attraction. It’s tree top high ropes crossings and lengthy zip wire take in some of Lancashire’s most breathtaking views for one of the best outdoor adventures near Manchester.
We are the multi-award winning tree-top forest adventure that everyone’s talking about.
Acornfield Plantation Local Nature Reserve
Follow the footpaths to explore the woodland and bog.
Adventure Dock Co.
Dukes Dock, Liverpool
The Adventure Dock Co is Liverpool’s newest and bounciest family attraction. The aqua park is a giant inflatable obstacle course on the water in Duke’s Dock. You’ll bounce, splash and slide whilst racing your family and friends around this fun-filled course.
£17pp- 1 hour session and includes all kit hire
0344 800 0410
Sandy beach with dunes.
Discovery Centre with lots of information about local animals and plants.
Walking trail, car park.
Good for kite flying.
Arrowe Country Park
Large area of parkland with kids’ adventure playground, toddler play area, pitch and putt, football and tennis. Small visitor centre.
Local park with lareg play area, lake, junior football pitches, junior orienteering trail, games area and tennis courts.
Play areas, football pitches and 5-a-side.
Belle Vale Park
Small family-friendly park. Play area, games area.
Large wood and heathland. Windmill. TamO’Shanter Urban Farm.
0151 653 9332 (farm)
World’s 1st public park. 2 lakes. Great play area.
Brimstage Maize Maze
Giant maize maze, puzzles and games. Party venue.
Very attractive park with ornamental gardens, 1000 year old oak tree, storybarn, maze, bog garden, young children’s play area, miniature railway, tennis courts & lake. Cafe. Neolithic Calderstones.
Caldy Hill Stapledon Wood
Lang Lane, West Kirby
Heath and deciduous woods. Hill with views towards the Isle of Man. Wildlife.
Camphill and Woolton Woods
Large grassy areas, woods, wild flowers. Good for games, picnics, cycling etc. Walled ornamental garden. Good hill for sledging when snowy.
Large traditional park with visitors’ centre. Large space for playing, kids play areas. Sports facilities including football, cricket and basketball. Lake with ducks and geese.
Nature trails through woodland and rough grassland. Bluebells in spring. Butterflies. Peaceful with good views.
Kids’ farm with small animals and kids’ activities. Children’s parties. Tractor rides, go-kart racing. Seasonal events.
Another Place – Antony Gormley Statues – 100 identical cast iron figures scattered across a mile long stretch at Crosby Beach. Some high on sand, some semi submerged by sea. Makes a surreal walk beach walk wondering which are statues and which are other walkers in the distance. By “Angel of the North”‘s sculptor Antony Gormley. Kids love it.
Be careful of tides, observe signs and don’t go to sculptures furthest out.
Croxteth Hall and Country Park
Historic hall with walled garden and country park. Adventure playground & kids farm. Orienteering routes. Cafe. Frequent family events.
Working farm with cows, pigs, horses, sheep, etc. Traditional Victorian farmyard, rare farm breeds, small animals collection.
Croxteth Local Nature Reserve
Grassland, ponds, river and wetlands with lots of birds, dragonflies, water voles etc. Surfaced paths. see also Croxteth Hall and Country Park.
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Dibbensdale Local Nature Reserve and Brotherton Park
Hidden valley of ancient woodland. Bird watching. Educational facilities.
Eastham Country Park
Good views over Mersey. Woodlands, picnic areas. Tea garden. Visitor Centre. Bird watching and orienteering. Two pubs on waterfront.
Lakes, woodland, sensory garden, Walled nature garden with wildlife, pond dipping. Playground & multi-purpose games area.
Formby beach, dunes, red squirrels, woodland walks, natterjack toads. One mile walk from train station
Near Sefton Park, Liverpool
Children’s playground, flower garden, football pitches. Ducks, waterbirds, fishing lake.
Grass, ponds and woodland. Great for picnics. Trans Pennine Trail long distance cycleway runs through the park.
Heswall Dales Local Nature Reserve
Lowland heath. Views across Dee to Welsh hills. No facilities but can be combined on circular walk with Thurstaston Visitor Centre.
Hilbre Islands Local Nature Reserve
3 tidal islands. Only accessible on foot at low tide from Dee Lane West Kirby. Must check tides before crossing. Must be accompanied by adult. Check with Visitor Centre in Thurstaston before setting out.
Page Moss, Huyton
Tennis, basketball, football pitches. Kid’s playground.
Croxteth Hall Country Park
High ropes adventure for 4 years upwards (min height 105cms).
Martin Mere Wetland Centre
Over 100 species of rare and endangered ducks, geese, swans, flamingos and beavers. Hides, footpaths, adventure playground. Kids’ events during holidays. Special toddler activities every Thursday during term time.
Children’s playground, bowling green, tennis and basketball court. Near Huyton Town Centre.
Large community forest stretching from Formby to Northwich.
Mill FDamm Park
Play and environment centre. Lots of wildlife, pond and children’s adventure playground.
Popular sandy beach.
Near Leasowe Lighthouse, Leasowe Common, North Wirral Coastal Park .
Good for picnics and kite flying
Ness Botanic Gardens
Botanical garden noted for all season colour & striking rhododendrons. Visitor centre, exhibitions, events and children’s play area. Picnics.
Regular popular events for children and families.
New Ferry Butterfly Park
Nr Bebington Station
Nature reserve great for spotting butterflies. Also ponds. Open to the public Sundays May – August only. See website for directions and opening times.
0151 645 8937 or 0151 327 5923
Children’s play area. Action sports hub for BMX, skateboards and scooters. Lakes for fishing and duck feeding. Lots of grassy space to play.
North Wirral Coastal Park
Narrow park long north Wirral coast. Small visitor centre in lighthouse.
Children’s play area overlooking Mersey. Adventure centre.
Rice Lane City Farm
Animals to see, fields to play in, and children’s petting area, a woodland to walk in, a cafe to eat in and activities for children all year round! Open 7 days a week. Free entry.
Royden Park and Thurstaston Common
Heath and woodland. Visitor Centre in Royden Park. Walled nature garden. Picnic areas and miniature train rides.
RSPB Burton Mere Wetlands (Dee Estuary)
Burton, near Neston, Cheshire, CH64 5SF
Wildfowl and wading birds in winter, warblers in spring, vast panoramas and a fascinating history are just some of the highlights from Burton Mere Wetlands.
0151 353 8478
RSPB Hesketh Out Marsh
This saltmarsh reserve is a great place to admire the gathered pink-footed geese, wigeons, teals & big flocks of wading birds.
Two hides, a viewing platform and three viewing screens. If you’re new to birdwatching, why not come on one of our special event days?
RSPB Parkgate (Dee Estuary)
See ducks, geese, wading birds& birds of prey. View from Parkgate promenade or car park near The Boathouse pub. Do not wander out onto the saltmarsh.
Lots of paths to explore. Rockery ‘Stone Castle’ with view over wildflower water meadow. ‘Magic Orchard’ with its spiral of pear trees and the ‘Flower Maze’. Picnic area.
Seaforth Nature Reserve
Excellent for birdwatchers. Entry by permit only. Permits available from Seaforth Nature Reserve, Port of Liverpool.
Large famous park with restored Victorian Palm House. Play area, boating lake. Peter Pan statue which kids love. Cafe.
Traditional family beach with promenade and pier.
Very big tidal reach. Close to attractions of Southport town including New Pleasureland theme park and funfair, the marine lake and Splashworld.
Southport Botanic Gardens
Park with gardens, play area, aviary, mini golf, boating lake, children’s train-rides, café.
Stadt Moers Park
Meadow, woodland and ponds. Playgrounds, formal parkland, wildlife areas. Environment centre.
Walton Lane, Liverpool
Large glass conservatory, lakes & playground.
Sutton Manor – The Dream
Woodland with fantastic views across to the Pennines, Clywdian hills and Snowdonia. Tracks leading the Dream sculpture.
Trans Pennine Trail
Across North of England.
Walking and cycling route from Mersey to Humber. Follows canals and old railway lines. Includes a number of nature reserves.
Park on the banks of the River Mersey. Play area. Fairy park. Kick about pitch.
Large town park with views across the Mersey. Football pitches, basketball courts children’s play area. Playscheme in summer holidays.
Sandy beach. Views towards Liverpool. Toilets and lifeguards (summer). Pitch and putt golf course. Part of the North Wirral Coastal Park which has dunes and grasslands to explore.
Wallasey Central Park
Refurbished play area, lake and walled garden.
Wavertree Botanic Park
Football fields, kids’ play area, grassy space for playing.
Football, tennis, rugby and a cricket pitches. Pitch and putt & children’s playground. Circular footpath route suitable for prams & wheelchairs.
West Kirby Beach
Traditional British sandy beach with pony rides, bouncy castle, ice cream kiosk, toilets, lifeguards (summer). Good for water sports and kites. The Hilbre Islands Local Nature Reserve is nearby.
Windmill Animal Farm
Working farm where you can watch, feed, touch and play with animals. Indoor play barn & outdoor play areas. Miniature train & pedal tractors. Parties. Lambing feeding in the spring.
Wirral Country Park
Country & coastal walks, cycle rides, bird watching, nature trail. Beach. Visitor Centre with nature info. Family activities, picnic and BBQ sites. Cafe.
Wirral Sailing Centre
West Kirby Marine Lake, West Kirby, Wirral
Activities include sailing, windsurfing, kayaking & power boating. And fun, action-packed birthday parties for children aged 8 years plus.
“Splash!” parties available for children age 6-8 years – fun & games on the water!
Includes use of a room to provide refreshments.